Time RUNNING OUT for Ruturaj Gaikwad, set to get 2 more chances


IND vs SA Live: India vs South Africa Live – The time is running out for Ruturaj Gaikwad. He has blown hot and cold. On Sunday in Bengaluru, it was yet another failure as he was dismissed for just 10 off 12. The two-match T20 series against Ireland will be his last chance to be in contention for a spot in T20 World Cup squad before seniors return for the England series. Follow IND vs SA 5th T20 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

He has looked complete opposite to he performed in Chennai Super Kings colours. He has struggled against the express pace of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje. With T20 World Cup set to be played in Australia, the pace would dictate matches.

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

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IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

All in all, it has not been a good tournament for India. Starting from the openers to the bowlers. India’s opening pair failed to build on big partnerships. While Ishan Kishan has been the highest run-getter in the series, his fellow compatriot Ruturaj Gaikwad has been poor.

The 25-year-old batter managed just a solitary fifty throughout the series. Apart from 2 decent performances, Gaikwad has been extremely poor. In the first T20I, he scored a quick 23 off 15. The 3rd T20I was the best performance from him where he managed 57 off 35 deliveries.

The best of his performances were just single-digit scores. 1 off 4 in the 2nd T20I, 5 off 7 in the 4th and 10 off 12 in the final T20I shows a lack of form and consistency in the batter. Gaikwad had a mere average of just 19.20 in this series.

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

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Ruturaj Gaikwad in India vs South Africa T20I series

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in poor form in the 5-match T20I series against South Africa.
  • He scored a total of 96 runs from 5 games with an average of 19.20 and a strike rate of 131.50
  • Gaikwad has failed to impress the selectors in this series. He managed just a solitary fifty throughout the series. He scored 57 from 35 balls in the 3rd T20I
  • Two of his innings consisted of scores in single digits.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad will get a chance to impress the selectors in the upcoming 2 T20I matches against Ireland. Chetan Sharma will travel to Ireland to view the team’s performance ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

However, it is not all done and dusted for Ruturaj Gaikwad. The opener will further get two opportunities to impress the selectors. As India travels to Ireland, Gaikwad will be eager to take full advantage of a potentially weak opponent and go on to score big runs in the two-match T20I series.

India’s Chairman of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma will be present in Ireland to check the progress of the Indian squad. Sharma is scheduled to travel to Dublin on 22nd June and keep an eye on the performances of the India squad.

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

India Squad for Ireland: Hardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

India Tour of Ireland Schedule:

  • India vs Ireland, 1st T20I: June 26 at Malahide
  • India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: June 28 at Malahide

IND vs SA Live: Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to impress once again in India colours, two more opportunities to decide T20 World Cup fate

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